Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Asparagus with Sesame and Peanut Sauce

I just wanted to share this easy and delicious way of cooking asparagus. We had it tonight with roast chicken and mashed potato. Asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse being a good source of Iron, Magnesium and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.

Ingredients:
  • one bunch of asparagus
  • 1/2 a chopped tomato or 4 small cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon of Thai Peanut Sauce
  • olive oil
  • teaspoon of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger/garlic paste
Method:

  1. heat the oil then add the ginger/garlic paste
  2. add the tomato and sesame seeds saute for a minute
  3. then add the asparagus and peanut sauce saute for 5 minutes.

What's your favorite way of cooking asparagus?

oh and the lovely Chaya of Sweet Savory Says it all gave me this award, she is a wonderful person full of wisdom and warmth and is great cook thanks so much.

Love

40 comments:

  1. I like the sauce more than the asparagus. I could use this on another vegetable.

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  2. This looks really delish! I don't have any Thai peanut sauce but I am putting it on my grocery list. I got a spice rack for Christmas and I have sesame seeds. Cool! Happy New Year Rebecca and family!

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  3. I love both asparagus and peanuts, but never had them together. looks very tasty.
    Happy New Year
    Mimi

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  4. Delicious! I saw this on your twitter and was hoping you would post it!
    I love asparagus with olive oil and sea salt on the grill.

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  5. I bet the peanut sauce made this dish tastier...

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  6. Green asparagus in peanut sauce sounds just scrumptious.

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  7. MMMMM,..the green asparagus in the peanut sauce is very apart & looks so tasty too!

    MMMMMM,...all the way!!

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  8. lovely sauce...it can transform any boring veggie into a delicacy !!

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  9. mm, this looks great. I love asparagus. I really just steam it and eat it that way most of the time. I also like it with a bit of lemon and sliced almonds!

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  10. I adore peanut sauce. I wouldn't have thought to combine it with tomatoes and asparagus though. Definitely need to give it a shot!

    My favorite way to eat asparagus is simple - roasted with salt, a touch of olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar. So good. Kind of like candy.

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  11. Sweet Savory: thanks so much I have added it, oh I bet it would be great with any veggie
    Theresa: oh great christmas gift love spices thanks so much the same to you love Rebecca
    Mimi: oh you will love it
    Sarah: oh wow its great grilled, Happy New year
    carrie: yep smiles
    peachkins: love peanut sauce lol
    Angie: thanks
    Sophie: thanks so much
    Sangeeta: thanks smiles
    Gina: oh bet its great with almonds
    Joanne: oh that sounds great as well

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  12. Rebecca, asparagus are my favorite "go-to" vegetable and I am always looking for new ways to prepare them. This recipe is awesome and I love the flavor combinations. Many thanks...

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  13. I love asparagus and love peanut sauce. What a great combo. Thanks for the recipe.

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  14. congrats on your award!
    the asparagus look delish. i love the idea of a peanut sauce.

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  15. Yum! What a delicious way to spice up asparagus.

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  16. who can say no to a nutritional powerhouse - certainly not me - a lot of twists and turns in this not so conventional dish.

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  17. Sounds delicious! I could make a meal of the asparagus all by itself, I'm such a big veggie fan. My favorite way to cook asparagus is to roast it in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and fresh herbs. Yum!

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  18. Peanut sauce just goes so well with all - delicious!

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  19. Hey, we just had asparagus last night too!! It was just steamed though, nothing fancy. My mom found a great recipe in a magazine with asparagus wrapped in phyllo dough with I think parmesan cheese or something. She makes those for get-togethers and they disappear so fast. Not real healthy, but for a snackie type thing, it'll do. Have a happy new year ~ ♥

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  20. thanks so much George
    Lea Ann: my pleasure
    Emily: thanks
    Didan: you will love it
    doggybloggy: love the unconventional and creative lol
    mother rimmy sounds great and you have good taste
    Claudia: thanks
    the imperfect housewife; oh your mums way sounds great for parties

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  21. Looks SO good! I love asparagaus :)

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  22. I love peanut sauce. I've never tried it on asparagus.

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  23. Asparagus is so expensive here when it is not in season. Love the idea of peanut sauce though,not sure that it would work with sprouts though lol!

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  24. Ooo, that recipe does look easy! Does the asparagus stay aldente?

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  25. This asparagus looks just delicious. I love asparagus and usually toss it in some olive oil, salt and pepper and then roast it. This looks like a great, flavorful alternative.

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  26. Naomi: thanks
    unplanned cooking its nice give it a shot
    Janice: what about green beans?
    prevention RD: yep just cook it for a short time lol
    cookbookapprentice: thanks so much

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  27. Hey Rebecca, I'm just coming over to with you a great new year!!!!!

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  28. That sauce sounds delicious..Like asparagus, though I haven't experimented much on this veggie..:-)

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  29. Can't wait to try this sauce. Yummmmm. My fav way of making asparagus..? Hand toss it with a tad of olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet and roast at 450F. Try 4 minutes and check it for desired doneness. Then have Rebecca's sauce in a little individual bowl for dipping. This also makes a great crowd pleaser appie if served on a platter with the sauce on the side.

    xxo
    SAUCY

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  30. thanks so much Renata
    Gulmohar: thanks its so good
    Saucey: oh that sound like an awesome dip LOL

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  31. Oh Rebecca, I am so in the mood for a dish like this! I love Thai food and may have already told you so. I hope that your Christmas was beautiful and that you have a wonderful 2010! We drove through the NC mountains on the detour around the mountain landslide; it was quite lovely! Hugs, Roz

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  32. I love asparagus simply roasted with evoo, salt, and pepper. Your recipe does sound amazing though! I love thai flavors :)

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  33. thanks so much sweet Bella love ya
    mom on the run thanks

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  34. What a great idea to pair the asparagus with the peanut sauce--yum!

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  35. As a young girl I secretly would eat them raw from the fridge, or a whole can (I know blah now) and loved them when most kids turned noses up at greens...love this idea since hubby loves PB!

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  36. Looks delicious! I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of asparagus in the spring!

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  37. Deb: thanks
    Chef E you make me smile
    Melanie: oh i hear you I got a shock at the price when I checked out!

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  38. This sounds delicious!
    Wishes for happiness and blessings in the coming year.

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  39. I don't cook asparagus very often. My favourite dish should be stir fried asparagus with scallops. Yummm...

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